Our visit to Cafe Beaujolais was by happenstance - my wife and I were on our way from Pasadena to Santa Monica for a xmas party, but wound up stuck on the Glendale 5S for over 30 minutes before deciding to abort the westside foray. On our way back through Eagle Rock on local streets, we decided to salvage the night out by swinging by a french bistro I've heard a few times but never had a reason to stop by at until now! The best about Cafe Beaujolais is the atmosphere - it's as authentic as one can get. It's in a bit gritty neighborhood, walk-ins only, and the dark interior is plastered with '20s french movie posters and blaring Forget Paris soundtrack ;-). And all the waiters speak French. OK food - it's good. We got the duck pate (congealed innards is always fabulous), rainbow trout (awesome sauce) and steak fritte (this was a bit of a letdown - authentic, but a bit disappointing on the quality of meat). And for dessert, of course: creme brule. The service was friendly and well coordinated, and overall the experience was tres bien!
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Every morning they are baking fresh Breakfast Bakery rolls, croissant, raisin roll, raisin bred, and many other fine items. New California French Breakfast served or TOGO. There are 28 different authentic french pastries made on site only with fresh natural ingredients . Providing delicious casual lunch ,dinner and TOGO food in an unique Melrose ambiance. A dinning place where dessert is a "Must Have!" Modern rustic style and tropical plants, large, bright and beautiful (covered) patio providing the perfect coastal vibe for you to relax at the fountain. Perfect place for Family gathering or singles. I love their delicious deli appetizers, soups, quiches, salads, casual French California cuisine, and desserts. The patio is ideal for a business lunch meeting or a casual evening dinner, serving season specials. Highly recommended.
I went here on a Wednesday night, and we came before the rush. A surprisingly busy restaurant for a weekday, but it could be that families were enjoying holiday dinners too. They brought out french baguette pieces for us to eat while we wait for our food. The bread seemed a little stale. My fiance and I shared a french onion soup to start with. It was a bit too vinegary and tangy for my taste. Usually, french onion soup has more beef broth flavor. The cheese melted on top was also mediocre. For my entree I had the Steak Maitre d' and my fiance had the filet mignon. My dish was good, but I don't think it was worht the price. The steak seems a little lacking in flavor. French fries were fine. The filet mignon dish was good. We ended with a creme brulee that was very tasty! Parking is scarce - try the street or the neighborhoods around the block.